How to Get around ridiculous UK Travel quarantine rules

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521303

Member since 03 Jan 2012

Total posts 60

I want to go to England in July for holidays but don't want to quarentine for 14 days. Does anyone know if its possible to arrive in Glasgow or Edinburgh Scotland and then travel into England via train to avoid having to waste so much time staying at one address? PS - I'm not interested in your moral indignation about breaking the rules - I'm just wanting practical advice to get around the rules.

TDAG

BAEC

Member since 10 Jul 2019

Total posts 6

It is not, the rules for all UK countries are broadly similar. Not worth it.

deanr

Member since 04 May 2015

Total posts 55

The "rules" are there for everyone, and so they apply to you (and for good reason). You won't find a workaround for a holiday visit.

Elijah

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 07 Oct 2018

Total posts 2

Don't you need authorization from Border Control to leave Australia if you're a Resident or Citizen?

Clancy

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 31 Jan 2016

Total posts 61

Are you serious...seriously, you really need to think about why you would want to go to the UK. Don't forget when you get back to Australia you are likely to have 14 days in a motel room, not of your choice, and by the time you return it could be at your cost.

Your call...!!!

Ourmanin

Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

Member since 08 Jun 2018

Total posts 135

David / Sid / Chris - you do yourselves few favours allowing yourselves to host a post like this.

Grannular

Member since 31 Mar 2014

Total posts 187

How incredibly selfish and self-centered. These rules have been put in place because too many people think they are too important and don't care if they spread the virus to others or into other countries.

paulkaz

Member since 01 Mar 2011

Total posts 32

F8, unlike the casual approach to self isolation in the UK, the returning passenger will have no way to avoid forced hotel isolation here. Everyone is rounded up on arrival by the AFP and or ADF and transferred to secure hotels. Testing results every day in NSW show this process has identified infected passengers to the benefit of them and the community.

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

Total posts 1,102

Originally Posted by Ourmanin

David / Sid / Chris - you do yourselves few favours allowing yourselves to host a post like this.

It's quite clear from the replies that the attitude of the initial poster doesn't reflect the attitude of the vast majority of ET community members. We also don't see the harm in allowing an open discussion (with which many ET members have engaged), particularly when ET's own published comment policy reads "we do not censor comments based solely on a point of view."

dm12

Member since 08 Feb 2018

Total posts 100

“I want to go to England for HOLIDAYS....”

I hope you've posted that to stir people up rather that publicly admit a ridiculous level of entitled-ness. It's honestly unbelievable

sq or qf

Member since 03 Feb 2018

Total posts 9

@521303


Charming. I'd imagine your best bet is to get a dingy and to know which parts of the UK coast aren't so well-patrolled by the coastguard lol.


Please take a lifejacket and a flare, though, just in case it goes pear-shaped. It can be very dangerous. Of course, using the flare will involve being rescued and, at the very least, being 'quarantined'

Last editedby sq or qf at Jun 25, 2020, 01:53 PM.

vhojm

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 Oct 2019

Total posts 9

Originally Posted by Chris Chamberlin

Originally Posted by Ourmanin

David / Sid / Chris - you do yourselves few favours allowing yourselves to host a post like this.

It's quite clear from the replies that the attitude of the initial poster doesn't reflect the attitude of the vast majority of ET community members. We also don't see the harm in allowing an open discussion (with which many ET members have engaged), particularly when ET's own published comment policy reads "we do not censor comments based solely on a point of view."

How is this a point of view though? This is someone who thinks they are above the law and has no care for the health and well being of others. I agree the post should not be taken down, but only so that the op can get the abuse and 'moral indignation' they deserve.

Ourmanin

Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

Member since 08 Jun 2018

Total posts 135

Originally Posted by Chris Chamberlin

Originally Posted by Ourmanin

David / Sid / Chris - you do yourselves few favours allowing yourselves to host a post like this.

It's quite clear from the replies that the attitude of the initial poster doesn't reflect the attitude of the vast majority of ET community members. We also don't see the harm in allowing an open discussion (with which many ET members have engaged), particularly when ET's own published comment policy reads "we do not censor comments based solely on a point of view."
Chris. Fair enough. I'm sure it will get some clicks. But there is a difference between a point of view and seeking advice on how to break the law But it's good to see that at least readers have been reacting as they have.

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

Total posts 1,102

The post isn't necessarily asking how to break any law (a thread like that would, of course, be a prime candidate for deletion) - it's asking how travellers might be able to "get around the rules" recently imposed in the UK, as there may be ways of being granted an exemption from them, in the same way that Australian residents can "get around" the country's border closure by getting permission from Border Force to travel overseas, where necessary.

(Of course, that's not to say that exemptions to health and safety measures should be granted for mere holidays, mind you!)

We would remind, however, that "abuse" is not tolerated here, as outlined in the comment policy already linked above. We invite all readers to share their points of view in community discussions - and to be objective when disagreeing with another person's opinion or idea - but "abuse" falls into the same category as personal attacks, neither of which are welcome on ET.

Steladon

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 13 Jun 2018

Total posts 1

I think I have a solution for you. My wife and I flew in to MUC on Emirates in F late December. One of the other passengers in F who boarded with a bodyguard that looked like “the Transporter” had a unique way to enter Germany. I don't know who he was but the businessmen at the rear bar wanted selfies with him and the captain came out to his seat and addressed him as “your highness”. When the A380 door opened in MUC an officer in military uniform and customs official met him walked him down an “emergency use only exit” on the tarmac into a BMW and off he went. The wife and I however endured a less than F experience waiting inline to start our holiday.

I would suggest become a member of a royal family and you will be able to get in no trouble at all.

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